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Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 20:14
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of decaying seaweed that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs.

Bangladesh police kill 6 alleged tiger poachers in gunfight

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:45
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh have shot dead six suspected tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest after a new survey found that the population of the big cats has dropped alarmingly.

Typhoon weakens over China after leaving 22 dead, missing

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 23:36
BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon that lashed Taiwan dumped heavy rain and winds on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, leaving a total of 22 people dead or missing, collapsing homes and trees and cutting power to more than a million homes.